Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves invites a new understanding of France’s most famous art nouveau architect, Hector Guimard (1867–1942). Guimard is perhaps best known for his designs for the Paris Métro stations and private residences like Castel Béranger—both important commissions broadcasting the art nouveau style he was developing at the turn of the century. In this guided tour, visitors will be invited to explore the full range of Guimard’s design work. Tour led by the exhibition’s curator Yao-Fen You, senior curator and head of product design and decorative arts at Cooper Hewitt. 

Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves is made possible with major support from Denise Littlefield Sobel.

Generous support is provided by The Lemberg Foundation and Marilyn F. Friedman. Support is also provided by the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, The Felicia Fund, and Margery F. Masinter.